Three borders and a wedding in North Thailand

Published in: Thailand | June 4th, 2014
North Thailand Woman

North Thailand’s highlights on a motorbike From Ban Rak to Pai to Mae Hong Son and onwards via Thailand’s Northern frontier. Designer bohemian hangouts and deserted towns don’t score high on my books these days at all. With rave reviews Pai is a “must” for “first timers” wanting to chill out and do little else but… Continue reading more »

Thai food: Mango Sticky Rice

Published in: Thai food | May 29th, 2014
Mango sticky rice in Thailand

Is mango sticky rice the best dessert in Thailand? Maybe. It’s certainly one of the most common. From street food vendors to 5 star resort restaurants mango sticky rice is easily found everywhere. While chilling in the air-conditioning of a restaurant with a small plate of mango and sticky rice is nice, there’s nothing like… Continue reading more »

Kayan Long-Necks and Tiger Kingdoms: tourist entertainment Thailand style

Published in: Thailand | April 28th, 2014
Thailands Kayan Long-Neck

The Kayan long-neck tribes and tiger kingdoms of Northern Thailand If you visit Northern Thailand then sooner or later you will start to see posters and brochures from tour operators advertising visits to the Long-Neck tribes. Photographs of a people with elongated “giraffe” like necks pull in thousands of quizzical tourists every week. It’s a… Continue reading more »

One man, one bike: riding off into Northern Thailand on my hog

Published in: Thailand, Travel Journals | March 21st, 2014
Motorcycles for rent in Thailand

North Thailand beckons I could only take Chiang Mai’s boogaloo aspects for so long. It’s good if you’ve been traveling for a while to watch some white folk chow down on some kebabs and burgers while chilling out around the locals bars. But there are plenty of places in the world offering this. So why… Continue reading more »

Pork in peanut sauce: Thai food

Published in: Thai food | February 13th, 2014
Pork in peanut sauce in Thailand

Pork in peanut sauce is really red curry goodness I’m not a huge fan of peanut sauces. They’re usually either too sweet or too bitter (W.Africa) for my liking. Not being a huge fan of Thai food either I wasn’t expecting much. But I was surprised. Very surprised at how good this dish is in… Continue reading more »

Emerald Buddha statue in Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand

Published in: Thailand | January 15th, 2014
Emerald-Buddha-Bangkok-Thailand

Emerald Buddha Palace in Bangkok, Thailand Wat Phra Kaew is regarded as one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in Thailand. It’s located in the same compound area as the Grand Palace in Bangkok city. The temple houses the legendary Emerald Buddha statue. No person other than Thailand’s King is allowed to touch the statue.… Continue reading more »

The Monks who make Paper Lanterns & their teacher

Published in: Thailand | December 18th, 2013
Monk sticks decorations on a paper lantern

Where do all those colorful paper lanterns come from during Yee Peng? If you’ve been reading my previous posts about arriving into Chiang Mai for Yee Peng’s sky lantern festival then you’ll have known how I discovered the lantern maker. I may have taken a long time to actually venture in, but now that I… Continue reading more »